Emergency First Aid

HR Services Scotland offers our clients the opportunity for themselves or their employees to become trained in Emergency First Aid. This training is a one day course with our qualified trainer and they will go through with you many different scenarios and it can help you and your employees be prepared for any situation.

Here are three ways that your business can benefit from first aid:

  1. Always Be Prepared
    From bumps and bruises to more serious incidents, having someone knowledgeable and able to react could be the difference between a minor injury and a fatality. Even having just one-person present can give you, your employees and your business the sound piece of mind knowing that in the event of an emergency, there is always someone there.
  2.  Understanding Employee Medical History
    Many illnesses or medical requirements may not be visible or recognisable by everyone. In this case, having someone who can identify and understand the medical requirements of employees will allow your employees to feel at ease knowing that their needs are being understood and accounted for.
  3. Protecting Yourself
    Consider the following scenario. You own a restaurant and suddenly one of your customers starts choking on a piece of food. None of your employees are first aid trained, but one of them attempts the Heimlich manoeuvre and in the process of dislodging the food, they damage the customer’s ribs. The customer subsequently demands compensation for the injury claiming the person did not know what they were doing and the injury could have been avoided if the person was suitably trained. By having up to date training records, a costly legal battle could be avoided, and a trained member of staff may have negated the problem in the first place.

This course gives learners the skills to help someone who is:

  • unresponsive and breathing
  • unresponsive and not breathing – this can include the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED
  • seizures
  • choking
  • bleeding heavily
  • suffering from shock
  • burnt

It also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:
  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
  • We know that running a business is challenging enough, so we go above and beyond to ensure the service we provide you is the best you can possibly get.

If you need assistance with this or any other HR issue, please do not hesitate to contact Graham Hyslop our Business Development Manager on 0800 652 2610 / 07702 130 639 or via email grahamhyslop@hrservicesscotland.co.uk. If you have a HR enquiry then please don’t hesitate to contact the HR Team on 0800 652 2610.

For more information about the services that we provide at HR Services Scotland Ltd, please get in touch with us by contacting the above phone number or click here

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